Families in Efland have reason to be concerned about indoor air quality, but some have an added incentive to improve their indoor environment. We all know that poor air quality can affect humans’ respiratory health. However, animals can be susceptible to the same health issues as people. If you have pets, here’s what you need to know about IAQ:
Studies have shown link between air quality and pets’ health
While scientists are just starting to look into the link between air quality and pets’ health, the evidence thus far indicates that pets need to breathe clean air just as humans do. For example, one recent study showed that cats who were exposed to smoke had reduced lung functioning. In addition, others have linked poor air quality to serious problems such as cancer and mesothelioma in dogs. Because of their delicate respiratory systems, birds might be even more sensitive to air quality issues.
IAQ products can help
The first step toward creating a safe indoor environment for your pets is to be mindful of air quality every day. Choose your cleaning products with care, vacuum frequently and refrain from smoking in the home. Moreover, consider investing in IAQ products that can remove dangerous contaminants and improve the overall quality of the air, such as:
- Air cleaners and purifiers
- Energy recovery ventilators
- UV lamps
If you have central air or a furnace, you may also want to consider having your ducts professionally cleaned. Duct cleaning is helpful for any home, but it’s particularly helpful for homes with pets because pet hair can contribute to cleanliness issues in the duct system.
Your local IAQ experts
Improving the quality of air in your home is important for every member of your family, including your pets. Take your first step toward a healthier home today. Learn more about A&E Heating and Air Conditioning’s IAQ products online or call today.